Board of Directors

Beyond the Hoop has a very qualified and dedicated Board of Directors. The Board meets regularly to assure the quality of the program. The big ideas are born at these meetings, but also carefully planned and delegated. Meet the Board on this page.

Kenny Robinson

Kenny is currently the executive director of Beyond the Hoop, Inc. and runs Bull Dawg Athletic Training, LLC, which specializes in training and conditioning basketball athletes. Kenny has a Masters in Sports Psychology and is a nationally certified conditioning coach and has been coaching and training athletes for the past 18 years. He has a degree in accounting from Bowie State University.

Steve Thumb

As one of the founders of Beyond The Hoop, in addition to stressing basketball fundamentals and strategy, Steve has focused on the importance of academics to succeed in life.

His personal focus on academics (he holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, a Certificate in Nuclear Engineering, a Masters in Business Administration and is a Certified Public Accountant) has led to a highly successful career in the oil and gas industry. He is now a recognized energy consultant, and has provided expert testimony to the U.S. Congress, commissions, and lectures.

Karen Thumb

Karen Thumb has worked in corporate finance for approximately twenty-five years and holds a Bachelor of Science from Tulane University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

Karen is an executive with Fannie Mae in Washington , D.C. She has been significantly involved in charitable organizations since a teenager and has been involved with Beyond the Hoop since its origin.

Tammy Robinson

Tammy is our in house athletic trainer, she has been training clients successfully since her graduation from Nebraska University’s Exercise Science Program in 1999.

She was the Fitness Director for Washington Golf and Country Club and has completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at George Washington University. Tammy specializes in working with individuals with health issues, but is right at home working with young and older athletes.